Workshop: White Pocket and Beyond
August 20, 2020 - August 23, 2020
Join us for an inspirational photographic journey to the sublime landscapes of the Paria Plateau and beyond. Straddling the Arizona-Utah border, this backcountry adventure takes you to lands where Earth and sky meld together in surreal desert landscapes. An unrivaled tapestry of color and textures like none other on earth. Let your seasoned guides with decades of Colorado Plateau exploration take you to their favorite backcountry locations. Here you will experience a literal photographer’s dreamscape. A wonderland of exotic geologic shapes and patterns. This tour hubs out of the communities of Sedona, Page, and Kanab. Don’t miss this rare opportunity during the magic of monsoon season, when clouds and rainbows mingle with the landscape.
Overview of Itinerary
It all starts with a sunset in the world-famous red rocks of Sedona. We will capture images of the sandstone cliffs as they are kissed by the last light of the day.
Next day, we will visit a secret slot canyon near Page with only a handful of visitors at any given time. This slot beckons with sculpted sandstone curves and reflected light similar to the highly-visited Antelope Canyon.
Later that day will be a rugged off-road adventure to reach a majestic overview of Lake Powell framed by Navajo Mountain and Gunsight Butte. Sunset at Alstrom Point is nothing short of magical, as we watch the light dance and change colors over the cliffs and water.
The next morning we will have a classroom session to review and post-process our images. You will learn workflow solutions in both Lightroom and Photoshop. Each participant will present five images from each photo location.
Our destination this day is an overnight trip to the elusive White Pocket. A hard-to-reach gem in the Utah outback that inspires photographers to reach new depths with endless creative possibilities. You will be guided through otherworldly compositions full of twisted and curved sandstone shapes. Explore the brain rock textures (polygonal fracturing), taffy rock, and stripes and curves leading you to your next vista. The trip is fully outfitted with all camping details and meals provided.
After a sunrise shoot at White Pocket, we will break camp and begin our journey back to Sedona. One last session of image reviews and post-production techniques will take place at Larry’s home in beautiful Sedona. We will provide a complimentary take-out dinner from Thai Spices and/or Szechuan to enjoy on his deck before the Lightroom/Photoshop demonstration session in his living room. After the session we say our farewells to complete our wonderful experience together.
Limited to 8 participants
- Price covers:
- All accommodations throughout the workshop (after we leave Sedona)
- All transportation in two luxury SUVs
- Fully outfitted overnight excursion
- Four meals
- All rooms are shared and include two queen beds. For a single-occupancy room add $100.
- The third night of the workshop we are camping at White Pocket.
- The final night in Sedona is the responsibility of the participant.
- Sedona, breakfast burrito
- Kanab, full breakfast at the hotel
- White Pocket dinner: you will be served hot cooked meals
- White Pocket breakfast: eggs, granola and yogurt
- Take-out dinner from Thai Spices and/or Szechuan
- Camping at White Pocket: Individual tents with sleeping bag, pillow, and cots are provided.
- Cancellations: We suggest that you purchase travel insurance to cover trip cancellation. Payment is only refundable from us under the conditions that the spot can be filled.
- All accommodations and meals in Sedona are responsibility of the participant.
- Full payment:
- Due by August 1, 2020.
Please use the registration form to sign up. Deposit payment can be made on the registration form with PayPal or you can send a personal check via US Mail. Deposit of $600 is required to reserve your spot. Full payment of $2,295 is due before August 1, 2020. Cancellations are only refundable under the conditions that the spot can be filled.
Use the contact form to send an email to us with questions and to request additional information.
Larry Lindahl has photographed the American Southwest for over 25 years, has published several award-winning books on the region and has appeared on the cover of notable national and international magazines. His work appears in Arizona Highways, Outdoor Photographer, Backpacker, and Condé Nast Traveler. Larry is based in Sedona, his home for over 25 years, and has a rich knowledge of natural and cultural history of the Southwest.
His award-winning books include:
- Four Corners USA: Wonders of the American Southwest
- Ancient Southwest: A Guide to Archaeological Sites
- Secret Sedona: Sacred Moments in the Landscape
Ingrid Schneller, assistant instructor, is an experienced guide and photographer specializing in the Desert Southwest. She discovered landscape photography early in life through her love of backpacking and “chasing light.” Ingrid, a born educator and adventurist, combines her skills and has since become a preeminent Southwest photography guide with over a hundred trips to White Pocket. She is inspired and rewarded by guiding people to remote and breathtaking locations while sharing her passion for beauty and desert landscapes.
They are also compelled as educators to demonstrate the importance of preserving public lands and open spaces. Both instructors are certified Wilderness First Responders (WFR).